The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and outdoor appliance maker Murray Inc. (Lawrenceburg, TN, U.S.) announced the voluntary recall of about 8,000 lawn mowers, lawn tractors, and garden tractors.
Consumers were advised to stop using the recalled products immediately, as plastic components on the lawn mowers and lawn tractors could crack if they are struck by an object thrown from the blade. Although no injuries have been reported, objects can be unexpectedly ejected from the mower, potentially hitting nearby consumers.
The recall includes certain 20-, 21-, and 22-in walk-behind lawn mowers; certain 30-in mid-engine riding lawn mowers; certain 38-, 40-, 42-, and 46-in lawn tractors; and certain 46-in garden tractors.
The appliances, which were manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, and Northern Tool retail stores across the U.S. from November 2003 through February 2004. The walk-behind mowers sold for between $99 and $368. The riding mowers sold for between $758 and $1,748.
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